Monday, September 13, 2021

On 9/11 Anniversary, CNN Publishes Article Designed to Make Sure You Think Only Positive Thoughts About Islam

They didn't put away the whitewash on the fateful day's anniversary, either, and why should they have? Even Old Joe Biden, or whoever writes his material for him, felt it necessary to go out of his way on September 11 to decry "Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans - true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion." But CNN went even farther Saturday: as the 9/11 memorial commemorations were going on, the "News network" published a lengthy piece entitled "9 tropes about Muslims that are a product of Islamophobia," designed to ensure that all your thoughts about Islam are warmly positive.

"There are nearly 2 billion Muslims in the world," CNN tells us, "And the religious group continues to grow rapidly. Yet Islam continues to be largely misunderstood by many, which has given way to Islamophobia and even violence against Muslims."

Violence against innocent Muslims or any innocent people is never justified, but while anti-Jewish hate crimes are far more common in the U.S. than anti-Muslim hate crimes, CNN doesn't publish any articles about how Judaism is "Misunderstood." And much of CNN's windy article is thin gruel indeed, refuting misconceptions that no one really holds, or if anyone actually does, they're hard to imagine as inspiring any violence against Muslims, such as "All Muslims are Arab"; "Muslims worship Allah, their own special god"; and "Muslims don't believe in Jesus or respect his teachings."

"CNN then goes on to claim that it's also a"misconception" that "Muslims want to wage holy war by way of Jihad." Obviously, not all do.

On September 11, of all days, and after the Taliban just returned to power in Afghanistan, with a Taliban commander telling CNN itself that "one day, mujahedin will have victory, and Islamic law will come not to just Afghanistan, but all over the world," and jihad will not end until the last day," one wonders if CNN made this point with a straight face.

"Muslims want to bring sharia to the West" is the last significant CNN "Misconception." "As a matter of fact," we're told, "Part of Sharia is that Muslims must abide by the law of the land in which they reside, said Chaudry, which debunks the notion that Muslims want to bring the guidelines to the West.".

If it's a universal principle that Muslims must abide by the law of the land in which they reside, how did that happen? CNN doesn't bother to explain. 

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